We live in tumultuous times. The government of our fine country calls for a financial bailout (or rescue) package, the coming election promises change to the nation, and the world sits on the edge of their seat in anticipation. The consequences are not limited to the United States of America as the world economy hangs in the balance as well. The emotions of the world teeter on a thread. Americans are losing their homes, their jobs, and their peace of mind. The world calls for a new ways of commerce, human interaction, and peace. The revolution has begun; the world may never be the same!
The social revolution I speak of is the beginning of a new value proposition that individuals, corporations, and even governmental bodies must embrace. Now more than ever we must come together and realize that money is nothing but innate matter! True commerce exists in the exchanging of value, or the conversion of raw materials, thereby adding value. The world is in a state that we must change our idea of what we think as valuable.
Values the New Revolution must embrace:
1. Honesty: In our world of commerce honest is not valued. In fact many successful companies acquire great wealth based upon lies and deception. Much of the current financial situation we are in is based upon lack of honest and forthright information traded between companies and organizations. Our value proposition needs to change from admiring the businesses’ shrewd in deceit, to admiring the most honest and reliable companies. Truth and honesty ensure freedom.
2. Wisdom: In the space age of technology information becomes supreme. However, without wisdom to evaluate and disseminate the information, that information can become a dangerous weapon. Our society has lost respect for our elders, the unchanging principles that guide commerce, and the virtue of patience. Only by a change in values will we be able to transform our information into wisdom.
3. Spiritual Power: Unity comes through recognition of the Spirit. Our modern day and age has found itself with a new found interest in spirituality. The fuel to this spiritual fire will only grow as men and women once again begin to understand the bond power behind all things. Individual power, corporate power, and organizational power can only be individualized through the recognition of the universal.
4. Faith: “Faith is the element which transforms the ordinary vibration of thought created by the finite mind of man, into the spiritual equivalent (Napoleon Hill).” Our society has lost the value of what faith means. Religious organizations have long told us to have faith, but do not instruct us on how to do so. Dr. Hill here explains that faith is combined with our thoughts in a powerful collaboration that imbues us with spiritual power. Our society must become one that values statements of faith, thoughts imbued with faith, and individuals strengthen by their great unwavering faith.
Beautiful symbolic picture by Wallyg